The ‘ranking’ of Mel Gibson’s films: ‘Braveheart’ or ‘Apocalypto’?

The New York actor Mel Gibson (b. 1956) needs no introduction. Her face and her interpretive work are well known to us for the main role of Mad Max: Freeway Savages (1979) and its first two sequels (1981,1985), the Frank Dunne of Gallipoli (1981), his Martin Riggs in all four installments of lethal weapon (1987-1998), the Tom Mullen of Bailing out (1996), Rocky’s voice in Chicken Run: Farm Escape (2000) or the Graham Hess of signals (2002).

But also thanks to the William Wallace of brave hearta film he made and which was the undisputed winner of the 1996 Oscars, reporting his only two statuettes. The Hollywood Academy nominated him again, not for any outstanding incarnation of his, but for his performance as a director in To a man; The same as for the Golden Globes, which had already been awarded due to the film about the Scottish hero, with which he also opted for a BAFTA.

“I no longer feel like I want to get in front of a camera. I like to just be lazy behind a camera and see other people look good. I may not rush back, ”she said after the premiere of Passion of Christ in 2004. And he wasn’t kidding, because he wouldn’t act again until 2010. “I could go somewhere where no one can find me (…). I was thinking of setting up shop right next to the weapons of mass destruction. [de Iraq]. Then no one would find me.”


The opinion of specialized critics on the work as director of Mel Gibson

The numbers shown in the section of Rotten Tomatoes for the critics they are the following regarding Mel Gibson’s films, ordering them from best to worst:

  1. brave heart (1995): average grade of 7.3 out of 10 in 83 reviews.
  2. To a man (2016): mean of 7.2 in 281 reviews.
  3. Apocalypse (2006): mean of 6.4 in 200 reviews.
  4. Passion of Christ (2004): mean of 6 in 280 reviews.
  5. The faceless man (1993): mean of 5.7 in 23 reviews.

Rotten Tomatoes moviegoers’ opinion

We go back to Rotten Tomatoesbut this time for the first ranking of Mel Gibson’s films as voted by its users:

  1. To a man: average mark of 4.3 out of 5 with more than 50,000 votes.
  2. Passion of Christ: half of 4.1 with more than 250,000 votes.
  3. Apocalypse: half of 3.9 with more than 250,000 votes.
  4. brave heart: half of 3.8 with more than 250,000 votes.
  5. The faceless man: half of 3.6 with more than 25,000 votes.

Opinion of IMDb moviegoers

On the other hand, these are the data that you also provide us IMDb on public opinion:

  1. brave heart: average mark of 8.4 out of 10 with 1,014,921 votes.
  2. To a man: half of 8.1 with 499,610 votes.
  3. Apocalypse: half of 7.8 with 307,219 votes.
  4. Passion of Christ: half of 7.2 with 228,373 votes.
  5. The faceless man: half of 6.7 with 29,333 votes.

FilmAffinity moviegoers’ opinion

And, to finish, here we have the information that it offers us FilmAffinity:

  1. brave heart: average mark of 8 out of 10 with 152,436 votes.
  2. Apocalypse: half of 7.2 with 69,646 votes.
  3. To a man: half of 7.2 with 30,660 votes.
  4. Passion of Christ: half of 6.4 with 90,005 votes.
  5. The faceless man: half of 5.9 with 5,755 votes.

Conclusions on the best and the worst of Mel Gibson

Perhaps it is no surprise that, for specialized critics, the best film directed by Mel Gibson be brave heart. However, what draws a lot of attention is that the moviegoers who vote on Rotten Tomatoes itself, not only opt for To a manbut have placed William Wallace’s fourth out of five.

While those of IMDb and FilmAffinity, as usual, agree with the analysts. Which, on the other hand, agree with the viewers of the three platforms in which the worst film by the American actor, turned filmmaker, is his debut film, The faceless man.